Like Popeye and Olive Oyl, Batman and Robin, or peanut butter and jelly, some things just belong together. Pork and apples are just such an example. Let’s face it, if you’re living a low-carb lifestyle, you’re likely not eating many apples since they have a higher glycemic count that other fruits. Never fear, I’ve solved that problem for you. A day or 4 before you plan to make these delicious Johnny Appleseed Pork Chops, make a batch of Zapples in the crockpot and store the finished product in the fridge. Never fear, you will have plenty of Zapples left over for snacking or desserts. This pork chop recipe will take you right back to your childhood.
Sautéed Mushrooms are incredibly versatile. These Low-Carb Gluten-Free goodies can be used to top a burger or steak, as a side dish, in omelets, or in sauces. This recipe is very simple and flavorful. When I make it, I like to keep the leftovers for future use in other recipes. The sautéed mushrooms can be kept for about a week in the refrigerator or they can easily be frozen. Any way you choose to use them, they will elevate your meal.
Low-Carb Gluten-Free Dijon-Garlic Tomatoes and Cucumbers makes a great summer side dish. It’s cool and refreshing, and the longer you marinate it, the better it tastes. It double easily if you’re having a large crowd for over for dinner.
There are times when I really want for dinner is a big salad with all the trimmings. Low-Carb Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Salad fits the bill perfectly on days like these. Because the salad includes, broiled chicken, cheese, bacon, and hard boiled eggs, it makes for a very filling and satisfying meal. This recipe lends itself very well to advance preparation. You can get everything ready the night before, store the components in the fridge, and assemble the salad 5 minutes before you’re ready to sit down and eat.
Perfect with almost any meal, Low-Carb Gluten-Free creamed spinach is one of my favorite side dishes. Because it is so rich and creamy your kids won’t even mind the spinach; mine have grown to love it! You can use fresh spinach in this recipe, but I find the frozen to be a little quicker and easier to work with when creaming. If you have leftovers try adding some to an omelet for an extra special treat.
If you’re looking for a great side dish to compliment my Glazed Corned Beef recipe, look no further. Red Cabbage with Bacon and Caraway is a great pairing for corned beef. You can serve it for a holiday party, a Super Bowl party, or any other large gathering. This cabbage has a sweet and sour taste that your guests will love. It will quickly become a family favorite.
Italian Meatball Stew is a delicious addition to your Low-Carb Gluten-Free winter menu line up. Nothing is more comforting on a cold winter’s day than a nice hot bowl of stew. If you’re like me, you probably start to cook and freeze a few of your favorite soups and stews as soon as fall turns to winter. It freezes well and will be a big hit with your family and friends.
Italian Meatballs are one my favorite meals – ever! They are super easy to prepare and make a great meal any time of the year. I usually make Low-Carb Gluten-Free meatballs when I have some extra time on hands so that I can freeze them and have a ready made meal or primary ingredient when I need it. Meatballs are a great addition to soup or stews. They also make a fabulous party dish. Just serve them in a pretty dish, stick a toothpick in them, and they’re the hit of the party!
There are times when preparing a meal complete with all the side dishes just seems overwhelming. It’s times like this that I go for a main dish salad. I get all my veggies and my proteins in one dish. This means less preparation, less clean up, and more me time. Because I don’t care to spend all my time in the kitchen, I usually prepare my chicken ahead of time and freeze it so all I need to do is thaw it. This Lemon Garlic Chicken Main Dish Salad Recipe is one of favorites. So enjoy your meal and some quiet time to yourself!
Want to impress your family and friends with a meatloaf recipe that is out of this world delicious? Then serve them Low-Carb Stroganoff Meatloaf. It is definitely a step up from what your mother used to serve. With a crunchy shell and a creamy filling, this meatloaf is sure to impress and satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!